Can a Dutch Oven be used on a Glass top stove?
Glass top stoves are slowly replacing the traditional-style coiler stoves rapidly. The glass top stove has lots of benefits as it is stylish, easy to clean, and classy. However, the delicate surface of your glass top stove requires delicate care.
To effectively use these stoves, you must purchase the best cookware for glass top stoves 2020. Dutch oven is the common pot that durable enough to handle various recipes. But Can glass top stove can handle this heavy-duty cast iron Dutch oven?
#1 Using a Dutch Oven on an Electric glass top stove
The answer for this question is yes, you can use Dutch Oven on the glass top stove but you should not and you must carefully and attention when doing this. The heavy pot can easily scratch or otherwise damage the glass when dragged across the surface when they are filled with food or if your glass top stove has debris that could catch and scratch.
Due to its heavy weight, there is also the case that the pots can be dropped. Even a drop of a Dutch Oven from a few inches above the glass top stove can damage the surface.
#2 The problem with cooking temperature of Dutch Oven
Dutch oven and other cast iron pans take longer to rise to the correct temperature compared to stainless steel. It does a great job of withstanding heat at really high levels but it holds onto the high heat for so long even when the stove has been cooled down.
This is the disadvantage of Dutch oven when using on the glass top stove as the high temperature that emit from Dutch oven over a lengthy period can cause the entire glass cooktop become overheated.
#3 Tips for using Dutch Oven on Glass top stove
If you want to use your Dutch Oven on glass top, you should ensure that your pan has a protective layer on the bottom. It will prevent the risk that the glass top of the cooktop is scratch.
If your Dutch oven do not come with finish coated layer, I would like to recommend using a piece of parchment paper or a baking mat under the bottom of the pan, between the pan bottom and the cooktop.
Do not move the pan during cooking process such as tilting the pot or even re-centering your pot on the burner without lifting it up.